ISLAMABAD JULY 14 (TNS): I have done nothing and my conscience is clear and I am fully satisfied with my achievements, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday while restating his resolution not to resign from the office. “Allah willing I will stay on to fight for the prosperity of the people of Pakistan until my last breath.
The PM was chairing the parliamentary party meeting of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday.
He said the country has been going through ups and downs over the last 70 years, adding that governments have been dismissed in the country on accusations of corruption and being a ‘security risk’ in the past. He said he has done nothing wrong and his conscience is clear. In the last four decades, we have set up various development projects, including power generation schemes and motorways, in Karachi and Punjab but not a single allegation of corruption has surfaced. “No political family has ever presented itself for accountability the way we have done,” he said, adding that he never made any deals or signed NROs with anyone to save skin.
“I am being punished for doing well for the country. I have eradicated terrorism with the help of Pakistan army. Now opposition is for the sit-in for the third time against me but I am confident to stay”, Sharif said.
The prime minister said he was hopeful about and welcomed the signing of the Charter of Democracy with Benazir Bhutto in 2006 but was let down when she signed the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).
The meeting was called for the participants to devise a strategy in reaction to the opposition’s calls for the premier’s resignation subsequent to the submission of the Panama case JIT report.
At the beginning of the meeting, legal experts gave a briefing on the JIT report and the government’s potential response in the Supreme Court. The meeting, held at the PM Office, was attended by the party’s National Assembly members and senators.